Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and far too many other Black people, folks in every state are rising up to say #BlackLivesMatter. Many protesters have been taking to the streets for years; some are newer to civic action. In 2020, there are many threats to protesters: environmental hazards like heat stroke, police-inflicted injuries, the risk of arrest and, of course, the coronavirus. Although I am not an expert on protester safety, I pulled together this information from the Do No Harm Coalition, Paper Revolution and the University of California at San Francisco medical community. I hope these points will help protesters fight for a better world as safely as possible.

I went to a party that was supposed to be socially distanced. It ended up testing my boundaries.

I kept thinking, ‘Am I okay with this?’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed the country we live in. Now is our chance to honor that work.

It’s time to turn our grief into fuel for change

Coronavirus helped me rekindle my relationship with running. But it’s complicated.

When I was younger, I loved to run but obsessed over my weight